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Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME, 8/18/99

Monday, November 1, 1999

With her husband and older sons on a camping trip, Kathy York and her 7- and 8-year-old sons were left to fend for themselves when a rabid skunk attacked the family dog at their Palmyra, Maine, home. Fortunately, the 8-year-old was more than up to the task of reloading the single-shot .22-cal. rifle for his mother who fired at the crazed, wild animal seven or eight times before finally killing it, ending its relentless attack.

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